Best Of 2020

Best Brunch Spot Turned Dinner Hub: The Baker’s Table

Best Brunch Spot Turned Dinner Hub

Nestled behind the bright windows of a garage-door-style front in an unexpected corner of Newport, The Baker’s Table has been serving local, seasonal cuisine to the masses since December 2018. This little gem of a restaurant offers such a cozy, inviting décor and ambiance that one immediately feels at home. And the menu adds to that sense of well-being. With a focus on the titular baker’s table, the brunch offerings read like a love letter to biscuits and brioche and sourdough sandwiches. Options run the gamut from breakfast pastries, like the raved-about Italian ricotta donuts, to biscuits and gravy with Eckerlin pork sausage. After attracting national praise from food and dining website Eater and USA Today, husband-and-wife ownership team chef David Willocks and designer Wendy Braun announced they’d expand their Newport breakfast, brunch and lunch spot offerings to include dinner. Dinners demonstrate that the kitchen has gone way beyond bread as a mainstay of the menu, rotating in pastas, vegetarian main courses and meat, poultry and fish entrées while still keeping a few baker’s choice breads. Hungry guests can always expect inviting interiors, housemade everything and excellent service, no matter the time of day. The Baker’s Table, 1004 Monmouth St., Newport, bakerstablenewport.com.